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"GAMBIA"
 
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"FASIYA"
 
Sona Jobarteh's album available to buy online.

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SONA JOBARTEH - THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 
Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.

Also a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalists, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.

Sona has an effortless ability to blend musical styles and uses her innovative stance to talk about issues to do with cultural identity, gender, love and respect whilst still adhering to and rooting herself firmly in her traditional cultural heritage. Sona represents her tradition in a way that is easily accessible to her audiences from around the world, who are drawn in by her captivating voice, strong rhythms and catchy melodies.
 
Sona Jobarteh forthcoming shows
         
19th Feb - Africa Alive Festival   Frankfurt, Germany
         
11th May - Roots Festival   The Gambia
         
21st May - Concert   Accra, Ghana
         
27th May - Africa Holdings   The Gambia
         
4th June - AfricaFestival   Munster Germany
         
15th June - Northwall Arts Centre   Oxford, UK
         
17th June   THSH   Birmingham, UK
         
18th June - Colston Hall   Bristol, UK
         
19th June - Africa Oye Festival   Liverpool, UK
         
23rd June - The Stables   Milton Keynes, UK
         
24th June - Marlowe Theatre   Canterbury, UK
         
25th June - The Ropetackle   Brighton, UK
         
26th June - Glastonbury Festival   Glastonbury, UK
         
16th Nov - London Jazz Festival   London, UK
         
22nd Nov - Band On The Wall   Manchester, UK
         
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DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO AND SINGLE "GAMBIA" RELEASED!

 

The long awaited debut music video and single from the Kora Queen is now out. This single "Gambia" celebrates this year's te Golden Jubilee of Independence for the Gambia. Now available on Itunes.

 

   

     
 

SONA'S MUSIC SCHOOL SECURES NEW BUILDING AND 16 CHILDREN OFFERED FULL SCHOLARSHIPS

   
  Over the past month Sona has been holding workshops across villages in The Gambia to source out the first 16 children to attend as full time students at the Amadu Bansang Jobarteh School Of Music, the first sepcialist music school to be established in the Gambia. These first 16 children will be offerred a full scholarship at the school which will cover school fees, learning materials, transport, food and uniforms.
 
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FORTHCOMING SHOWS 2016
         
  7th April | Festival La Nuit Des Virtuosos Reunion Islands Info/Book
           
  8th April | Festival La Nuit Des Virtuosos Sona Jobarteh and
Luca Stricagnoli
Reunion Islands Info/Book
           
  11th May | Roots Festival The Gambia Info/Book
           
  21st May | Best Western Accra, Ghana Info/Book
           
  27th May | Coco Ocean The Gambia Info/Book
           
  4th June | Africa Festival Munster, Germany Info/Book
           
  15th June | Northwall Arts Centre Oxford, UK Info/Book
           
  17th June | THSH Birmingham, UK Info/Book
           
  18th June | Colston Hall Bristol, UK Info/Book
           
  19th June | Africa Oye Festival Liverpool, UK Info/Book
           
  23rd June | The Stables Milton Keynes, UK Info/Book
           
  24th June   Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, UK Info/Book
           
  25th June | The Ropetackle Brighton, UK Info/Book
           
  26th June | Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, UK Info/Book
           
  16th November | London Jazz Festival, Rich Mix London, UK Info/Book
           
  22nd November | Band On The Wall Manchester, UK Info/Book
           
         

         

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